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The 2009 referendum removed the two-term limit of the president and introduced a clause on "the right of personal immunity," which activists and journalists interpreted as a move to prevent reporters from investigating corruption or covering public events.

[6], The Vice-President of Azerbaijan enjoys the right of personal immunity during the whole term of his/her powers.

It created the office of the Vice President and extended the presidential term from five to seven years. “These days, the entire world community is eye witnessing the invincible will, resolve, determination, unity and solidarity of the Azerbaijani people, and their devotion to the Motherland. According to Mehman Aliyev, director of the Turan news agency, at least 10 people have been detained this month and sentenced to up to 30 days of administrative arrest. Mehriban Aliyeva: The territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan is restored! Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist with RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service, said on February 21 that the arrests were carried out to thwart government opponents who might "dare to protest" Aliyeva's appointment.